O’Dell’s Goal The Difference In Blanchet’s Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Blanchet Catholic’s Rebecca O’Dell has been battling through a lower back injury since the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Conference Title game against Dayton this past Spring. Some days are better than others, but she’s still finding ways in making it happen to help her team come gameday as O’Dell…

Scio Wins Tenth Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  There was some rust for Scio coming off their little lay-off the past ten days against Blanchet Catholic.  Nonetheless, the Loggers settled in as they picked up their tenth win of the season in a 25-16, 25-11, 25-9 sweep over the Cavaliers.  Getting stronger in each of the three sets…

Dayton Rebounds With Win Over Blanchet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is expected in recent years to see Blanchet Catholic and Dayton Girls Soccer battling for the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 title.  And it’s always a battle when the two soccer strongholds meet. For how young the Cavaliers are this year, they found themselves in second-place.  Chasing the Pirates ahead of them…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For October 1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored South Salem’s Nathan Martinez (Boys Soccer), McKay’s Kyrin Fuimaono (Football), Sprague’s Brody Whetzel (Boys Soccer), McNary’s Hannah Ferguson (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Sidney Friesen (Volleyball) and Blanchet’s Ellie Pearson (Girls Soccer) for the Week of October 1. Here’s the press release: Congratulations to our Athletes…

SSBC Honorees For September 17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Laila Leaks (Volleyball), McNary’s Zane Aicher (football), South Salem’s Max Yermachenkov (Boys Soccer), Blanchet Catholic Rebecca O’Dell (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Logan Smith (Football) and Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Cross Country) were honored this past Friday by the Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for the week of September 17. Here…

Salem-Area Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem and South Salem had strong performances at the Northwest Classic Saturday.  Scio’s Athena and Blanchet’s Emma Lutz finished in the Top 20 at the 1A-4A NW Classic race.  Sprague and Cascade had strong showings at the Merriwether and Oregon City on Friday and Saturday. Here’s some notables from the three big…

Blanchet Catholic Volleyball Battles Through Adversity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.– The second set against the Oregon Episcopal School probably best describes Blanchet Catholic’s volleyball team early in this season: Fighters. With two girls on the bench, down 20-14, the Cavaliers began to march back into the game.  Cutting the lead to 21-17 not too long after. Abby Weber’s kill…

Preparing For The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Blanchet Catholic Football team went to work with their preseason camp Tuesday night on home turf in preparation for the season ahead. With about a dozen athletes showing up to the voluntary workout before Monday’s first official practice, some familiar faces from the Cavaliers 2-4 Spring squad were out…

Crushers Finish Third In Area 3, Play-In Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Dylan Kleinschmit showed off why he was a reliable arm for the Trojans this past season Monday afternoon for the Post 58 Crushers. Going up against some 5A talent, the 2A pitcher matched Corvallis’ Garrett  Holpuch’s complete game performance while striking out five in the Crushers 2-1 defeat…

Bandits Takes Victory From Redmond 12-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Incoming Regis Sophomore Max Eaton was on a rail Sunday afternoon at Regis High School for the American Legion Single-A Silver Falls Bandits.  With his Ricky Vaughn look on the bump, Eaton struck out nine Redmond batters in six innings in the Bandits 12-2 win in six innings. “Just…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of June 11.

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Sabastian Ramos (Swimming), McNary’s Bekah Grimmer (Girls Basketball), McNary’s Jonathan Canchola (Wrestling), and South Salem’s Jacquie Wadsworth (Girls Basketball) were honored as Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees for the Week of June 11. Here is the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the…

Crushers Finish Second In Grant Smith Wood Bat Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  The Grant Smith Wood Bat Tournament had an unique way of setting up Championship Sunday for first and second-place.  The 4pm game would be for first and third while the 1pm game that the Post 58 Keizer Crushers found themselves in was for second-and-fourth place. Keizer was coming off…